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Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974)

No profanar el sueño de los muertos (original title)
R | | Horror | 1 June 1975 (USA)
A cop chases two hippies suspected of a series of Manson family-like murders; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by chemical pesticides being used by area farmers.

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Jorge Grau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cristina Galbó ... Edna Simmonds (as Christine Galbo)
Ray Lovelock ... George Meaning
Arthur Kennedy ... The Inspector
Aldo Massasso Aldo Massasso ... Detective Sgt. Kinsey
Giorgio Trestini Giorgio Trestini ... PC Craig
Roberto Posse Roberto Posse ... Benson
José Lifante ... Martin West (as Jose Ruiz Lifante)
Jeannine Mestre ... Katie West
Gengher Gatti ... Keith
Fernando Hilbeck ... Guthrie Wilson
Vera Drudi Vera Drudi ... Mary
Vicente Vega Vicente Vega ... Dr. Duffield
Francisco Sanz Francisco Sanz ... Perkins
Paul Benson Paul Benson ... Wood
Anita Colby Anita Colby ... Nurse
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Storyline

A cop chases two young people visiting the English countryside, suspecting them of a local murder; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by radiation being used by area farmers as a pesticide alternative. Written by Jojo Mac

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Horror

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Country:

Spain | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue See more »

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Technical Specs

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(R-rated) | (unrated)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to director Jorge Grau the woman streaker seen in the street during the opening credits was originally hired as an extra on the film. See more »

Goofs

During the zombie attack scene on the hospital stairway, a zombie has part of his chest sliced off by an ax. In the next shot, that part of his chest is undamaged. See more »

Quotes

policeman: I'm mad for apples, me!
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Alternate Versions

The 1987 UK Network video release was pre-cut by 1 minute 27 secs by the distributors before submission (as per the cinema version) and then cut by a further 26 secs by the BBFC
  • the edits being made to remove shots of the policeman's mutilated body, Guthrie pulling a stake from his throat, all footage of flesh eating, shots of zombies on fire, the killing of the Doctor with an axe, and a nurse being eviscerated and her breast ripped off. The 2003 Anchor Bay UK DVD features the full uncut version of the film (all previous cuts have finally been waived) and has the added bonus of an alternative opening credit sequence. The aforementioned "eyeball munching scene" has been proved to have never existed as no version of the film contains it and no footage of it can be found. There is still speculation over whether or not the scene was shot but if it was, the footage is now long gone.
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It's very thrilling, and really gets to you.
31 August 2011 | by zombiesfanSee all my reviews

The Good News: When this one came out, everyone was trying to generate the buzz that came from earlier films, and this Spanish film is one of the better ones. The first attack, while being threatening and scary in it's own right, is a complete influence from the opening attack to those movies, and it plays out pretty much the same as well. It's very thrilling, and really gets to you. The film also contains another throw- back to another earlier film in that the subliminal themes undercurrent in the film are present in the film. The cause of resurrection for the zombies is blamed on an environmental problem, and the undercurrents gathered from it are directly responsible. We bump up the gore significantly from the previous films, and it makes it much more interesting to see. There is the usual disemboweling, a couple of amputations, and several giant blood-spurts from other kills involved. There's much more gore in here as well, too much to mention, so it doesn't need it. Also, this is the main cause from all the zombie action in this film, and we get a large amount of it as well. The entire last half-hour is completely full of action, including an entire part taking place inside a morgue. That just ups the action a lot, and it sends the movie out on a high. Which is exactly what is needed in a film like this. Even better, the zombies get a couple of creepy scenes. The first attack is one, and a later sequence about them rising up from the ground is practically dripping with suspense, and it even gets a cheap jump as well that actually works with the way the movie was heading. There is a lot more, but I can't spoil anything else.

The Bad News: The film does have two things I wasn't that impressed with: the zombies, and the detective story. The zombies don't have a large amount of facial distortion to give them their look, and instead just use the standard make-on the face to create the overall look. Later in the film, they look much better, but there still are the other kind as well. They just don't look like how zombies should look. Then, the detective story is pretty preposterous, and it doesn't really gel that well with the rest of the movie. It's creative and such, but it seems weird to the rest of the movie.


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